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Stanford Health Care Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
113 Reviews
3.4
113 Reviews
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Stanford Health Care President & CEO Amir Dan Rubin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics have very good Benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Super dedicated teams and great place to get interdisciplinary care experiences (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Although the pay is good, the cost of living is not (in 6 reviews)

  • The nurses that work with direct patient care seem very content, however, beware this department (in 5 reviews)

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    Business Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive work environment and like minded individuals

    Cons

    Over reaching leadership concepts with little to no room of creativity or innovation. Meetings about meetings and extremely political environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lean six sigma: reduce wasted time in pointless meetings and put theory into action.

    No opinion of CEO
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    RN New Grad Residency Program - Not as advertised.

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    Former Employee - RN New Grad Residency Program in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - RN New Grad Residency Program in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, excellent pay, awesome reputation.

    Cons

    The RN New Grad Residency Program has its good and bad. I was expecting a pace that was more conducive to learning. The program promises world class preceptors, individualized learning plans, and a supportive learning environment. This was not my experience. It really depends on which department and which preceptor you get. There doesn't seem to be any organization once you get to the department level. In my first 9 shifts, I had 3 different preceptors and 4 different managers (all with conflicting expectations). For me, it was not a good fit. That said, if you can get in and survive, you will have an amazing career ahead of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything falls apart after the interview process, which is incredibly impressive. It should be decided which manager is responsible for overseeing the preceptor and resident. In my department, it was a free-for-all, with grossly conflicting expectations from 4 different managers, none of whom were involved on a consistent enough basis to provide insightful guidance. I think it would be an improvement if preceptors were matched, not assigned, to residents. Most other new grad programs offer 12 weeks with a preceptor, so it was a surprise to me that Stanford only gives their residents 8 weeks. The emphasis should be on quality nursing care, not how many patients the new resident can take in how little time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful employer! Great benefits package! Love the culture!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Love my co-workers, the management, and the culture!

    Cons

    My commute is long. This is not Stanford's fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Brilliant minds, challenged IT leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care

    Pros

    Brilliant physicians, caring nursing staff.

    Cons

    Administration not quite aware of what they should expect from their information technology organization, and as a result are satisfied with too little, and don't allow IT to blossom as it does in other organizations (like Cedars-Sinai)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking at state of the art practices for IT in hospitals. Bring benefits, technology and management style in alignment with the local 'start-up' scene in order to attract more current talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    they were very welcoming

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Histologist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Histologist in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    THe employees and other staff members were very professional and knowledgeable

    Cons

    there cases of work Were very challenging if you like that kind of environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    So far great !

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, IT in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, IT in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots to do.... managers are great and leave you to get the work done, yet are supportive.

    Cons

    Could do with less PM and more workers !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carry on.....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford Health Care

    Pros

    A lot of different projects to work on to develop your skills. Compensation seemed pretty good.

    Cons

    The marketing department is a mess. Very little organization. Plus so many people hate it here that the turnover rate is extremely high--only adding to the confusion. My boss was literally the craziest person I have ever worked with and she was incredibly mean.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Best Hospital in the Bay Area

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The want to be the best in the nation and realize that they need to spend money (which they have) to get there.

    Cons

    Not top of the line pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The nursing administration needs to be cleaned up at the upper levels. The wrong choice of nurse leaders are at the top but the midlevel administrators are great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Many extremely bright people who genuinely care

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    Former Employee - Desktop Analyst in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Desktop Analyst in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you want to learn all about every aspect of modern healthcare in the 21st century; this is your place.

    Cons

    Quality of care is inflated by prestige of 'Stanford' affiliation; many deep issues with top and middle management affecting ability for symbiotic relationship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Information technology

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time

    Pros

    If you like unregulated air and working in a cramped office, you will like Stanfords IT department

    Cons

    But stay away if you want to be content in your career. You will be micromanaged by multiple supervisors, each of which has their own agenda for you. If you complain you will be shunned and treated unfairly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When the Employment Engagement Survey shows negative results, don't make excuses for it. Face it and fix yourselves. You cant have superb employees and productivity if you are mean and threatening

    Disapproves of CEO

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